(BIVN) – There is no lava flowing into the ocean, but there is plenty of activity on the episode 61g lava flow on the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea volcano.
Scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory note continuing surface flow activity on the upper portion of the flow field and on Pulama pali. None of these flows poses any threat to nearby communities at this time.
The scientists recently posted new photos on the USGS website, documenting an impressive ‘a‘ā flow as it moves down the pali.
The closest active breakouts that geologists could find, were scattered pāhoehoe breakouts approximately 3.3 km (2.1 miles) from the emergency road. This section of the pali is one of several that have had active breakouts and lava channels over the past few days.